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Why Hire a Contractor to Finish your Basement

Your family is changing. Your kids are growing and they want their own rooms. You need a place for your teens and their friends to gather. A new hobby requires storage and a work surface. You need more space! Developing your basement is a great way to cope with your family’s morphing needs. It’s cost effective, will add living space …

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How to Deal with Basement Temperature Regulation

Is your basement cold, damp and drafty? This is a common problem! The question is; how can you create a warm, cozy environment where your family will readily gather? There are many steps you can take to turn cold, damp and drafty into cozy, warm and welcoming.  Insulate, Insulate, Insulate:  Insulate the rim joists and headers: Rim joists (wooden 2 …

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Mistakes to Avoid When Developing your Basement

Finishing your basement boosts the resale value of your home and increases your family’s living space. You can add an entertainment room, home office, playroom, or a “granny suite.” You could even create a man cave! No wonder many people are eager to improve their subterranean space. Before you pick up a hammer and begin renovating, there are things to …

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Growing Your Family, Growing Your Home

The Basement as a Family Space A new baby is on the way. Your children are growing and they want their own rooms. Grandma is moving in so you can help with her care. Your job situation has changed and you now work from home. You need more space! Is it time to move or is there a way you …

Convert Your Basement Into a Rental Apartment

In many homes, the basement is a messy space where you find seldom-used sports equipment, an oversized chest freezer, out of season clothes, and broken appliances waiting for repair. Often, the only area well utilized is the laundry and furnace room. So why not make that huge space work for you? Create a rental apartment as a source of supplemental …

What Makes a Basement a Great Man Cave?

The man cave; a place in which a man can relax and pursue his hobbies, a space away from the family where the male of the household can find much needed me-time. There are many areas of a home that can be used for this retreat, but the basement is the perfect choice. So what makes the basement such a …

Is My Basement Suite Legal?

You created a basement suite as a source of supplemental income, to help pay off your mortgage, offset your property taxes, accommodate visitors, or as a home for your adult child or elderly parent. The question you need to ask now: “Is my basement suite legal?” Legal basement suites are built after all necessary permits are acquired and in compliance …

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Finished Basement Value

With Calgary’s housing market slow at the moment, should homeowners move or renovate? Will finishing or updating your basement change the home’s value? Instead of moving, why not finish your basement? Basement development adds more useable space for you and your family to enjoy your home. Add a bathroom, bedroom, workspace/craft room, entertainment area for you or the kids. If …

Why Hire A Contractor

It’s no surprise that hiring a contractor to finish your basement will cost more money than doing the work yourself. Typically, a contractor will make 20% of the total costs for the work being done. For example, on a $30,000 basement, your contractor is making $6000. However, when you really break it down a basement development is typically a 12-week …

Why are windows important when developing my basement?

When considering the layout for your basement development, windows need to factor in as a major consideration. Basement windows are regulated the Alberta Building Code as well as the Rules and Regulations regarding safety from City of Calgary. Windows become a deciding factor in permit approvals when it comes to Bedrooms. Bedroom windows in a basement must have an opening …